Tinubu leaves Nigeria for France

January 24, 2024 Blueprint News 0

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday departed Abuja for Paris, France. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said the journey was a private visit. The two-paragraph statement read: “President Bola Tinubu departs Abuja for Paris, France, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, for a private visit. “He will return to the country Read More

34-year-old emerges Prime Minister in France

January 9, 2024 Admin III 0

French leader Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday picked Gabriel Attal as prime minister to give new momentum to his presidency, with the 34-year-old becoming France’s youngest and first openly gay head of government. Following days of speculation, Macron late Monday accepted the resignation of Elisabeth Borne, 62, who stepped down along with the rest of the government after serving less than Read More

Breaking: Germany win U17 World Cup

December 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Germany have lifted the Under-17 FIFA World Cup for a first time after a thrilling penalty shootout victory against France at the Stadion Manahan in Indonesia on Saturday. Germany took the lead from the penalty spot on 29 minutes through forward Paris Brunner. They doubled their lead just after half-time when Noah Darvich pounced on the ball at the far Read More

Euro 2024 qualifier: France batter opponent 14-0 in history-making victory

November 19, 2023 Admin III 0

France demolished 10-man Gibraltar 14-0 in Euro 2024 qualifying to record their biggest-ever victory, as teenager Warren Zaire-Emery scored on his debut and Kylian Mbappe struck from 40 yards. An own goal on three minutes gave France an early lead before Marcus Thuram and then 17-year-old Zaire-Emery – France’s youngest player since 1914 – struck on his debut to make Read More

More Abacha’s loot for return to Nigeria

November 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The French Government announced on Friday its decision to return $150 million of the late General Sani Abacha loot. Since the death of Abacha, who was Nigeria’s military leader from 1993 to 1998, the country has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars heaped abroad. The visiting France Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, who disclosed this in Abuja, Read More

Mane acquires football club in Europe

October 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Senegal and Al Nassr star Sadio Mane has bought French fourth division club Bourges Foot 18. Mane has been looking to purchase a football club for some time and his relationship with Bourges Foot 18 president Cheikh Sylla has been key in him securing the deal. According to ESPN via Mirror, an announcement was made on Wednesday on social media Read More

France move to pull out Envoy, troops from Niger after coup – Macron

September 25, 2023 Admin III 0

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that his country will withdraw its ambassador and troops from Niger in the wake of the July coup that overthrew democratically-elected President Mohamed Bazoum. “France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France,” Macron said in a televised interview on Sunday. He added Read More

UN, France, others sympatise with Morocco, pledge support *Full list

September 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The strong earthquake that slammed Morocco late on Friday, killing over 1,000 unsuspecting residents, injuring even more, and demolishing structures, drew responses and relief pledges from countries across the world. Here are the reactions from world leaders: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating a G20 Summit in New Delhi“We pray that all the injured people get well soon. The entire Read More

France dance to victory as Ireland’s Euro hopes hang by thread

September 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Republic of Ireland’s slim Euro 2024 qualification hopes took another major hit as they were beaten 2-0 by World Cup finalists France in Paris. Stephen Kenny’s side went to the French capital with hope after running Les Bleus close in a 1-0 Dublin defeat in March, but goals early in each half from Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram finding the Read More

Thierry Henry appointed France National coach

August 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Thierry Henry is back in the French football fold. The 46-year-old World Cup winner has been appointed as the head coach of France’s under-21 team. As well as leading his new charges’ bid to qualify for the 2025 European Championship in Slovakia, Henry’s remit also includes taking charge of the French team at next summer’s Paris Olympics. His contract will Read More

Coup: EU joins US, France, suspends aid in Niger

July 29, 2023 BBC 0

The EU has suspended all security cooperation with Niger after the country’s army took power in a coup. It comes shortly after the US declared its “unflagging support” for ousted president Mohamed Bazoum – seen as a key Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants. On Friday, the head of the presidential guards unit Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani declared himself Read More

Pictures: Real Madrid star presents jersey to Tinubu in France

June 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Real Madrid defender David Olatokunbo Alaba, on Friday, presented his shirt to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The former Bayern Munich star presented the jersey when he met the former Lagos State Governor in Paris, France. Recall that President Tinubu has been in Paris where he has been having a series of meetings toward the development of Nigeria. Alaba on the Read More

Froome out as Tour de France kicks off July 1

June 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Britain’s four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has been left out of Israel-Premier Tech’s eight-man squad for next month’s race. Froome, 38, who has not won a race since 2018, had faced many mechanical issues in the build-up to the Tour. “Physically I was ready, but unfortunately I was unable to show my full ability due to equipment issues,” Read More

Wigwe assumes leadership of France-Nigeria Business Council

May 11, 2023 Agi Onda 0

Pioneer President of the France Nigeria Business Council, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has handed over the reins of the council after a successful two-year tenure to Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank. Rabiu, the founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group, handed over the reins to Wigwe in a ceremony held Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the Read More

Mbappe takes over as france captain

March 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the new captain for the France national team, coach Didier Deschamps said on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Deschamps had informed the France squad about the decision on Monday. Speaking to French outlet Telefoot, Deschamps said: “Kylian Mbappe is the new France captain. Antoine Griezmann is the vice-captain. “Kylian ticks all Read More

2022 #WorldCup final: Argentina drops fresh hint on Messi’s availability ahead France clash

December 18, 2022 Skysports 0

Emiliano Martinez is ready to fight for glory alongside “the greatest player of all time” Lionel Messi as Argentina take on France in the World Cup final. Argentina are bidding to emulate the heroes of 1978 and 1986 in Sunday’s final at Lusail Stadium, where the reigning champions stand between Lionel Scaloni’s side and footballing immortality. France are looking to Read More